Day trip

From Te Anau: Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Walk

From Te Anau: Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Walk

Activity provider: Fiordland Trips and Tramps
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From US$ 116.01 per person

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Take part in an exciting day excursion to Milford Sound from Te Anau with a local guide. Travel by coach, cruise, and on foot to explore spectacular scenery from mountains to sea.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Te Anau accommodation pick-up available, please advise at time of booking or reconfirmation. 1 May – 31 October: Pick-up will be between 8:30 - 8:40 AM. Please be ready at 8:30 AM. 1 November – 30 April: Pick-up will be between 7:45 AM and 8:00 AM, please ensure that you are ready at 7:45 AM.


  • See Milford Sound in small groups with experienced, local guides
  • Take a boat cruise to the Tasman Sea with excellent viewing opportunities
  • Discover all the special places and get off the beaten track with the tour group's special National Park license
  • Experience the natural fauna and flora of this World Heritage area
  • Stay with your nature guide and enjoy a series of short walks and scenic stops of 5-30 minutes in length
Full description

Discover the incredible scenery, wildlife, and nature of New Zealand's Fiordland National Park on a day trip with an experienced nature guide. Take a boat cruise on the Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea, tuck into a packed picnic lunch, and enjoy short walks through the untamed wilderness of the park.

From Te Anau, travel along the spectacular Milford Road with experienced nature guides who share their stories, knowledge, and passion for the area. Upon reaching Milford Sound, join a nature cruise to the Tasman Sea. Enjoy plenty of time to view waterfalls, rainforests, mountains, and wildlife. After the cruise, set off on a series of enjoyable walks with scenic stops in a range of different environments within the National Park. Enjoy access to Hollyford Valley, Lake Gunn, and the Marian Gantry. Step into the ancient native forest and witness this World Heritage area at its best.

  • Professional nature guide
  • All transport from Te Anau, with walking and photo opportunities
  • Pickup from all central Te Anau accommodation
  • A Milford Sound small-boat cruise to the Tasman Sea
  • Wilderness tea break including hot drinks and home-baked biscuits.
  • Scenic stops and short walks of 5-30 minutes in length (suitable for the seasons)
  • Packed picnic lunch

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothing
    • Sunglasses
    • Camera
    • Water
    • Rain gear

    Know before you go

    • Please be suitably prepared for all weather conditions, as Fiordland can be unpredictable at any time of the year
    • Your guide will tailor the day to the weather and seasonal highlights to ensure a memorable day out
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 330 reviews

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    Off to an early start and our guide greeted us all as we got on the coach. He was very knowledgeable about the area and kept us informed along the way. Our cruise was in the morning so we beat the Queenstown rush and had better weather that day too. We had lots of stops for photos and walks at the points of interest along. A most enjoyable day.

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    November 29, 2022

    We had an excellent day with Ross and 13 other people. He stopped at various places on the way to and back between Te Anau and Milford Sound for short walks and photo opportunities. Despite a lot of rain he made it interesting. Milford Sound was spectacular- far better than we had expected.

    November 22, 2022

    Andrew was a really excellent guide - passionate about the local wildlife and landscape, knowledgeable and happy to answer questions, communicative about the plan for the day, and great company throughout the tour. He picked us up from our hotel, even though the Get Your Guide booking system said our hotel was outside the pick up zone. The packed lunches and snacks supplied were delicious, the stop offs were all picturesque and Milford Sound was a mind blowing experience. Taking a tour instead of driving there ourselves was a great decision - we learned so much from Andrew, and everyone could marvel at the amazing views without having to worry about the driving! I would definitely recommend this tour for all age groups and abilities.

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    November 1, 2022

    Product ID: 26499